Listed in Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2021-2023
Listed in M&A Advisor, "Emerging Leader," 2017
M&A Advisor’s Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($500 million - $1 billion category) for acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics by Teijin Limited, 2017 International M&A Awards
Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016-2017
Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010, 2013, 2015
AV Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent Rated Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 2014-2023 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2023 Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023 Listed in Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2021-2023 Listed in M&A Advisor, "Emerging Leader," 2017 M&A Advisor’s Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($500 million - $1 billion category) for acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics by Teijin Limited, 2017 International M&A Awards Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016-2017 Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010, 2013, 2015 Acquisition of Hospicelink by StateServ Holdings Represented Network Medical, Inc., d/b/a Hospicelink, in its strategic integration with StateServ Holdings, a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital Partners. Hospicelink and StateServ provide durable medical equipment benefit management solutions in the hospice and post-acute care markets. Formation of Warren Averett LLC and Warren Averett Companies LLC Represented Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino LLC and WAKM Companies LLC in the formation and subsequent expansion of Warren Averett LLC and Warren Averett Companies LLC. Warren Averett LLC is the largest certified public accounting firm based in Alabama and includes the historical operations of Wilson Price (Montgomery, AL), O'Sullivan Creel (Pensacola, FL), Pender Newkirk (Tampa, FL), and Gifford Hillegass & Ingwersen (Atlanta, GA). Sale of Ready Mix USA LLC Quarry Operations to SPO Partners & Co. Represented Ready Mix USA LLC in the sale of its quarry operations to SPO Partners & Co. for $420 million. Sale of Morgan Keegan Inc. to Raymond James Inc. Represented Regions Financial Corporation in the sale of Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. to Raymond James Inc. for approximately $900 million, including divestiture of securities-based lending portfolio by Regions Bank to Raymond James Bank, N.A., of an aggregate loan portfolio of approximately $185 million and total commitment of approximately $400 million. First Atlantic Bank acquisition of CenterBank of Jacksonville N.A. Represented First Atlantic Bank in its purchase and assumption of specified assets and liabilities of CenterBank through a privately negotiated loss-sharing transaction. Initial public offering of Campus Crest Communities Inc. (NYSE: CCG) Represented Campus Crest Communities Inc., a national student housing developer, in its initial public offering with approximately $380 million in proceeds. Represented affiliates of Campus Crest Communities Inc. in numerous financing, joint venture and restructuring activities. Recapitalization of Cardon Healthcare Network Represented Cardon Healthcare Network, a provider of hospital revenue cycle solutions based in The Woodlands, Texas, in its recapitalization by Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Ready Mix USA Inc. in joint venture with CEMEX Inc. Represented Ready Mix USA Inc. in the formation and funding of its joint venture with CEMEX Inc., the expansion of the joint venture through the acquisition of additional CEMEX assets located in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia and additional other assets located in Alabama and Tennessee, and the sale of Ready Mix USA interest in the joint venture to CEMEX. Divestiture of Regions Interstate Billing Service Inc. Represented Regions Bank in its divestiture of Regions Interstate Billing Service Inc. to Bank Independent. Proxy contest and merger of Cavalier Homes Inc. Represented Cavalier Homes Inc. in its proxy fight with a dissident shareholder group and its subsequent merger with Southern Energy Homes Inc., a subsidiary of Clayton Homes Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, for approximately $48.5 million in consideration. Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. acquisition of Revolution Partners LLC Represented Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. in its acquisition of Revolution Partners LLC. Peoples Bank and Trust Merger with BancTrust Financial Represented Peoples Bank and Trust in its merger with BancTrust Financial for approximately $153 million in consideration. Divestiture of bank branches Represented AmSouth Bank in the divestiture of 52 branches representing $2.7 billion in deposits in connection with the merger of AmSouth Bancorporation and Regions Financial Corporation. Initial public offering of bank holding company Represented a bank holding company in its initial public offering of securities listed on Nasdaq and subsequent acquisition of another bank holding company for approximately $40 million in consideration. Management-led buyout and related financing and reorganization transactions Represented an international design and manufacturing concern in its management-led buyout and related financing and reorganization transactions. CAPCO investments in Rx Advantage Inc. Represented Jemison Investment Co. Inc. and Stonehenge Capital Fund Alabama LLC in connection with their CAPCO investments in Rx Advantage Inc. Guilford Holding Corporation stock sale to subsidiary of Credit Suisse Represented Guilford Holding Corporation in the sale of its stock to a subsidiary of Credit Suisse. Steel products company sale of stock Represented a steel products company in the sale of its stock to an international processor and distributor of industrial products. Acquisition of Centerre Healthcare Corporation by Kindred Healthcare Inc. Represented Centerre Healthcare Corporation, an operator of joint venture inpatient rehabilitation hospitals with headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, in its sale to Kindred Healthcare Inc., a publicly traded healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Acquisition of Magna Composites Operations Advised Continental Structural Plastics Inc. in the acquisition of the composites operations of Magna International and its subsidiaries and affiliates and related financing activities. Asset acquisition from Rodale Technical Sales Inc. Advised Valterra Products LLC in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Rodale Technical Sales Inc. Asset sale of Daniel Senior Living of Inverness I LLC Advised Daniel Realty Company in the sale of substantially all of the assets of Daniel Senior Living of Inverness I LLC. Formation and capitalization of Lane Parke Advised Daniel Realty Company in the formation and capitalization of a joint venture with Evson Inc. to build the Lane Parke development in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Initial public offering of ServisFirst Bancshares (Nasdaq: SFBS) Represented ServisFirst Bancshares, the parent company of ServisFirst Bank, in its initial public offering. Represented ServisFirst in its acquisition of Metro Bancshares, Inc., and regularly advise ServisFirst on securities law matters. Pizitz Building redevelopment Advised Bayer Properties and its principals and subsidiaries regarding the formation and capitalization of a group of entities to redevelop the Pizitz Building in Birmingham, Alabama, through a combination of equity, debt and tax credit investments. Private placement for Graham Commercial Properties LLC Advised Graham Commercial Properties LLC in its secondary offering of membership units in a private placement and the conversion of mezzanine debt into membership units. Recapitalization of Mosquito Control Services Advised G. Scott Capital Partners LLC in the recapitalization of Mosquito Control Services and related financing activities. Recapitalization of Valterra Products Inc. Advised G. Scott Capital Partners LLC in the recapitalization of Valterra Products Inc. and related financing activities. Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCAI) in initial public offering Advised Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. in its $270 million initial public offering.